This is my first week of taking part in Romance Writer’s Weekly! It’s a weekly blog hop for us romance writers to answer questions about our writing and generally help each other improve as romance writers. So take a look.
If you’ve joined me from Brenda Margriet’s blog, welcome.
This week we’re answering questions set by Vicki Mixon. Enjoy!
1.) Was there a defining moment in your life when you knew you were going to become a writer? If so, what was it?
I don’t think there was ever a defining moment in my life when the mist parted and I knew I was going to be a writer. It was more a gradual process, a slow realisation that writing is what I enjoy and do best.
2.) When you write a story do you see it unfold as one big picture, or do you add layering in subsequent drafts?
A bit of both if that makes sense. To begin with I think about the overall story, how I want it to unfold, and I plan for that. Then as I make a more detailed plan the story becomes clearer to me. But I do change and add things later, following the advice from my beta readers, but also thinking myself about what I feel is working and what isn’t.
3.) How many drafts do you usually write before you send your work to your editor?
I write the first draft then go through it with a fine toothcomb to improve on it, creating a second draft. I often change scenes or add bits. I also check for spelling mistakes, typos and so on. That is the version that will go on to be edited.
Now why not go and check out Veronica Forand’s blog and see what she has to say about her writing process.